SIR THOMAS WYATT THE YOUNGER

BORN: c. 1521
EXECUTED: 11 APRIL 1554

Portrait of Thomas Wyatt the Younger
NPG London


Son of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder. Plotted to stop the marriage of Mary I and Philip of Spain. Led an army up to the streets of London where his troops deserted. Was captured and tortured to get him to reveal Princess Elizabeth's involvement. Was executed on Tower Hill.